Posts Tagged ‘gas’

University reports energy-savings will net more than $1M

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: COST, enenrgy, gas, higher education, power, public, savings, university, utility, water

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women has reduced its energy use by 22 percent with an estimated cost avoidance of $1,024,200 over the past six years, according to the university. Lighting retrofits in Welty Hall, Hogarth Dining Center, Pohl Gymnasium and Stark Recreation Center, the replacement of two older chillers and tighter control of building […] [...]

Last family member in oil spill fraud scheme sentenced

GULFPORT — The final defendant in a family’s scheme to defraud the government of oil spill recovery money must repay $21,000 and serve four months under house arrest along with three years of probation. The Sun Herald reports 29-year-old Sonya Renee Williams, of Gulfport, also must perform 70 hours of community service. Senior U.S. District […] [...]

Woman accused of posing as OSHA trainer; bilked fisherman for $200K+

WIGGINS — A Mississippi woman is accused of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. A 22-count federal indictment unsealed yesterday alleges that Connie M. Knight, 46, used phony credentials, diplomas and […] [...]

MDEQ: Reports of ‘oil sheen’ may actually be bacteria

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality advises the public that possible sightings and reports of oil sheen on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Isaac may be naturally occurring iron bacteria, which are not harmful to people’s health or water. Iron bacteria occur naturally in waterways where they feed on minerals […] [...]

Regulators want to know where gas is going

by Published: September 10,2012

Tags: energy, gas, leak, natural gas, pipeline, regulator, state government

JACKSON COUNTY — A state regulatory panel wants to know why a distribution system in a south Mississippi community is losing large amounts of natural gas. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point/Escatawpa Gas Distribution System is unable to account for 42 percent of its natural gas, resulting in $2.8 million in lost revenue last […] [...]

Test confirm oil washed up by Isaac came from BP spill

GULF COAST — Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Tests run by Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle in Louisiana matched the biological fingerprint of the hundreds of millions […] [...]

Officials: Oil washed up on beaches by Isaac from BP spill

GULF COAST — Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. Since Isaac made landfall more than a week ago, the water the storm has receded and tar balls and oil have been reported on shores in Alabama and […] [...]

Weathered oil washes up on beaches; could be from BP spill

GULF COAST — Weathered oil in the form of tar has washed up on some Louisiana beaches from Gulf waters churned by Hurricane Isaac, prompting restrictions of fishing in some waters and tests to determine whether the source is submerged oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. “I’d say there’s a smoking gun,” said Garret […] [...]

Governor appoints team to draw up oil spill money plan

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed more than 100 people from Mississippi’s coastal counties to draft a plan on how to spend money the state will get in legal damages as a result of the BP oil spill. The five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico will get 80 percent of Clean […] [...]

TVA dedicates newly purchased Magnolia power plant

ASHLAND — The Tennessee Valley Authority dedicated its largest gas-fired plant, Magnolia Combined Cycle Gas Plant, with a ceremony yesterday. TVA purchased the 968-megawatt natural-gas-fired plant, located near Ashland in August 2011. The dedication celebrated Magnolia’s distinction as the largest of TVA’s five high-efficiency, combined cycle gas plants. “Magnolia was purchased at less than half […] [...]

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